Chicago’s Bud Billiken Parade Rings In 90th Year This Weekend

Chicago’s Bud Billiken Parade Rings In 90th Year This Weekend
The South Shore Drill Team at the 2008 Bud Billiken Parade. The back-to-school celebration will ring in its 90th year this weekend. Eric Allix Rogers / Flickr
Chicago’s Bud Billiken Parade Rings In 90th Year This Weekend
The South Shore Drill Team at the 2008 Bud Billiken Parade. The back-to-school celebration will ring in its 90th year this weekend. Eric Allix Rogers / Flickr

Chicago’s Bud Billiken Parade Rings In 90th Year This Weekend

It’s the largest African-American parade in the country, and one of the biggest in the country overall.

The Bud Billiken Parade has kicked off the school year every summer on Chicago’s South Side for decades. Tomorrow, the parade returns to Martin Luther King Drive for its 90th anniversary.

Morning Shift sits down with the parade's chairwoman to talk about this year's parade and more.

GUEST: Myiti Sengstacke-Rice, president and CEO of the Robert Sengstacke Abbott Foundation 

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